From April 9 to April 11, 2015, the 14th Annual Conference on European Tort Law was successfully held in Vienna. The Conference provided practitioners and academics alike with the opportunity to learn about the most significant tort law developments in Europe in 2014. Experts from across Europe presented highlights from their contributions to the Yearbook, European Tort Law 2014, which will be published in autumn 2015. An overview of developments in EU law was also provided and a concluding summary identified and assessed the most important emerging trends.
The Conference started on Thursday evening (April 9, 2015) with an opening lecture by Simon Whittaker (Opting for Tort). The Conference concluded with a special session on Dispersed, Low-Value Losses on Saturday morning (April 11, 2015) with lectures by Georg Kodek (Atomized Losses in Tort Law: Conceptual Difficulties and Modern Developments), Anton Fagan (Distributed Damage: A South African and Common Law Perspective), Hans-Jürgen Ahrens (Injunctive and Compensatory Collective Redress Mechanisms against Restriction of Competition and Unfair Trade Practice) and Franziska Weber (Dispersed Losses in Tort Law – an Economic Analysis).
The Conference provided ample opportunity for discussion and debate, both in the formal proceedings and during the breaks.
The 15th Annual Conference on European Tort Law will be held from Thursday, March 31, to Saturday, April 2, 2016.
The Conference Materials, Speakers' CVs and additional materials are available [here].